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    Smile Proper Hand Grip

    I use forehand grip on normal attacks and backhand grip for smashing

    Is this correct?

    I'm a beginner by the way.

    -Janace

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    Just use the forehand grip for smashing. unless ofcourse, you are hitting backhand smashes all the time. What do you mean by normal attacks? Drives, drops, attacking clears?

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    Oh okay. Forehand grip for smashing. Thanks.

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    Not sure if you have seen these videos but I always recommend it for learning grips because its pretty good.
    Forehand Basic Grip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNVC5PVJyPQ

    BackHand grip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07XrnkvVSCU

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    For smashing, Lee Jae Bok recommends forehand grip turned slightly towards panhandle, to prevent slicing when hitting the shuttle in front of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikfast View Post
    For smashing, Lee Jae Bok recommends forehand grip turned slightly towards panhandle, to prevent slicing when hitting the shuttle in front of you.
    BTW does the smash grip differ if you use the "pronation technique"? like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNVC5PVJyPQ coach lee seems to use more of a flat slap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIug4gRpDvg while the pronation technique guy turns the wrist to hit the ball. don't you need a "stronger" (golf term, I don't now how to explain but I mean less panhandle turning the other direction from the standard grip as lee suggests) grip if you turn the wrist in to square the ball up?

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    to explain what I mean: you can avoid slicing by either turning the grip to more panhandle as coach lee suggest or using the same grip and turn the wirst/forearm to square the racket up.

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    IMHO it's easier to change grip rather than change my arm swing mechanics for a smash. Having the same swing mechanics for all forehand strokes also provides deception: your wind up can easily be a smash, clear or drop...

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    I use the forehand grip, but when I hit overhead shots, I turn my wrist to face the racket forwards, and then swing, like pitching a ball. Is this the right way?

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    If you lock your wrist in that position, this limits the power transfer you can impart to the shuttle, whether you use forearm pronation or not. If you look at slow motion videos of smashes you can see that although most of the swing speed is through pronation, a slight cocking and uncocking of the wrist adds a little bit extra to the racket swing speed.

    With instructional videos, the motion is exaggerated to better illustrate the technique. So although LJB looks like he's hitting it with a panhandle grip, he stresses that it is only a small angle change from the forehand grip.

    But, ultimately you can use whatever you're comfortable with. The best way to find out what works for you is to try.
    Last edited by erikfast; 10-17-2013 at 10:38 AM.

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    Is coach lee coaching a different technique compared to the "pronation technique"? I'm not saying he is hitting panhandle bu

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